Founder & CEO
KNOLSKAPE is the brain-child of Rajiv Jayaraman, a man who likes to don many hats. He’s a theatre artist, a singer, an engineer, a doting father to his two children, and Chief Executive Officer at KNOLSKAPE. He founded KNOLSKAPE at INSEAD and has nurtured it into a leading player in the field of talent transformation. Rajiv firmly believes in being a life-long learner, and is keen on revolutionizing the modern workplace. His early experiences at Oracle USA in the server technologies division, where he headed numerous product development efforts from the ground-up, and tinkering with computers during his Master’s in Computer Science at the University of Alabama, USA, combined with his charismatic leadership, ability to drive innovation, connect with teams and being in the know of things has fostered an expansion from B- Schools to corporates, from development to ADE (Assess, Develop, Engage) has resulted in creating an award-winning portfolio of talent transformation products at KNOLSKAPE.
Co-founder and CTO
You’d rarely find success without team effort. Complementing Rajiv is Vijay Kalangi – fellow BITSian, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at KNOLSKAPE. He manages the conceptualization and development of a large portfolio of products ranging from business simulations to experiential learning products and assessment solutions. Vijay has been pioneering new technology-based solutions in the talent development domain for more than a decade. Along with him also comes his expertise, acquired from the Center for Advanced Learning Technologies at INSEAD, France, where he was first exposed to design of advanced learning innovations through technology. And, if you don’t find him using technology, be rest assured that he is away travelling. This man certainly knows how to balance between the two.
Chief Product Officer
Another BITSian Knolly, a founding team member, Kalyan Teja is known to effortlessly shoulder the responsibility of end-to-end lifecycle of a large award-winning portfolio of talent transformation products. As Head of Product at KNOLSKAPE, he is responsible for defining and driving the product strategy, and is someone who continuously endeavors to develop great user experience. He has more than a decade of experience building experiential products in this learning and development space and has worked closely with large enterprises. His tenure at INSEAD closely involved working on one of the earliest experiential learning products ever built for the management domain. When he isn’t delving deep into the products universe, he loves driving and enjoys playing various sports.
Chief Business Officer & SVP Growth India & APAC
At the helm of KNOLSKAPE’s India & APAC Business is Manu Nanda, Senior Vice President, and Chief Business Officer. A self-initiator, Manu thrives on chasing audacious business goals. His expertise lies in creating value for customers – helping organizations with their talent transformation efforts across levels and delivering high business results. A seasoned enterprise leader with 25+ years of diverse corporate experience across FMCG, Petroleum Retail, Automotives, Oil & Gas, and Training & Coaching, Manu has held leadership roles across Channel Management, Key Accounts, Franchise Operations, and Consulting. After successful stints with Mobil, ExxonMobil, Reliance Industries Ltd., Kinetic Motors, and Heromindmine, Manu’s last stint before KNOLSKAPE was as the Head of Corporate Business at Dale Carnegie India. Outside of work, Manu is a movie buff, an avid reader, and a compulsive swimmer.
Naveen Kumar Galithoti
Head of Marketing
Backed by more than a decade of experience in various product marketing and product management roles, Naveen heads the Product Marketing team at KNOLSKAPE. Naveen is an IIM-Lucknow graduate with a penchant for driving business growth, penetrating new markets, executing product launch strategies, and driving the company’s overall creative vision through integrated marketing and business development strategies supported by his interpersonal skills and result-oriented approach. Before KNOLSKAPE, Naveen has the experience of working in IT, Manufacturing, Edu-tech, and Real estate tech sectors which includes a couple of entrepreneurial stints as well. A typical Hyderabadi who can never get tired of his Biriyani, outside of work, you’ll always see him busy making his next travel plans.
A quiet man who loves his numbers, and deemed as a food enthusiast by his colleagues, Dileep is the Finance Controller at KNOLSKAPE, and handles the organization’s global financial activities including budgeting, analysis, reporting, and regulatory compliance, along with legal matters. He comes with a decade of experience in finance, and needs absolute precision and clarity in all monetary and legal matters. Before KNOLSKAPE, he was an Associate Director – Business Finance at Eka. An Industrial Engineer and an MBA, he began his career with Reuters and has had a spin with all things finance!